Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Closed-door meeting on Ieng Sary’s health

Closed-door meeting on Ieng Sary’s health

Closed-door meeting on Ieng Sary’s health

The Khmer Rouge tribunal held a closed-door meeting to discuss procedures for keeping tabs on the health of co-accused Ieng Sary on Wednesday, shutting out the ex-foreign minister’s  defence team as well, said Sary co-counsels Ang Udom and Michael Karnavas yesterday. 

In a public letter filed to the court, the lawyers write that additional monitoring steps requested by the defence – including allowing Sary’s nurse to record her observations with a tape recorder – were quashed. 

A press release issued by the defence yesterday said the exclusion was “abhorrent and inconsistent with Mr Ieng Sary’s fair trial rights,” and further called into question the tribunal’s distinction as a “model court”.

To contact the reporter on this story: Stuart White at [email protected]

MOST VIEWED

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • EU timber deal in firing line

    A committee of more than 20 national and international organisations filed a petition to the EU on October 10 to prevent it from signing a timber trade agreement with Vietnam, noting that the deal would be disastrous to the Kingdom’s forests. The petition claims Vietnamese timber

  • PM: Programme to recover Vietnam War missing back on

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced the resumption of the MIA programme to recover the remains of American service personnel missing after action on Cambodian soil during the Vietnam War. The programme was suspended for more than a year after the US government imposed visa

  • Kim Sok to keep up fight ‘for change’ from Finland

    Kim Sok, wanted by the Kingdom’s authorities for defaming the government, reiterated on Sunday his determination to continue helping to make “a real change” to Cambodian politics after receiving asylum in Finland, even as a government spokesman mocked the political analyst over the development.